Barry K. Shuster
Barry is founding editor of
Restaurant Startup & Growth
(RS&G), the official magazine of RestaurantOwner.com.
alumnus, he became interested in the agricultural and food industry while in
college, and began his publishing career covering agribusiness in California's
Salinas Valley for Casey Newspapers, Inc. He has been a contributor and editor
with Parkville, Mo.-based Specialized Publications Company, the parent company
of RS&G, since 1991.
Barry's interest in foodservice and hospitality management education extends
into the university classroom. He is a faculty member at both East Carolina
University and North Carolina Central University where he teaches law and ethics
in their respective hospitality management degree programs. He holds the
Certified Hospitality Educator designation from the American Hotel & Lodging
Barry earned his MBA at Pepperdine University and his J.D. at North Carolina
Central University School of Law. He is admitted to practice before all North
Carolina State and U.S. district courts, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court. He
is a certified superior court mediator and court-appointed arbitrator, and has
advised and represented businesses in a variety of industries, including
He assisted Jim Laube, president of RestaurantOwner.com, as co-editor of the
National Restaurant Association's Uniform System of Accounts for Restaurants,
Eighth Edition, scheduled for publication in fall 2011.